Every year on 9 August we celebrate Women’s Day in South Africa, a public holiday that pays homage to the women of our country who fought against their oppression and that of fellow South Africans by the Apartheid government.
Specifically, on this day we remember and celebrate Lilian Ngoyi, Helen Joseph, Albertina Sisulu and Sophia Williams-De Bruyn. These South African female stalwarts firmly stood against the carrying of the pass; special identification which infringed on their freedom of movement.
Their march to the Pretoria Union Buildings displayed a great deal of political strength and the uniting of women against a unified belief.
Their relentless struggle is a reminder for all women in post-apartheid South Africa to continue on the same path for the next generations to come.